Spring Garden and Elmer Wolfe Elementary Schools were recognized by BGE for their winning submissions in the company’s Wires Down Video Challenge. The annual contest encourages elementary schools to create their own version of BGE's popular "Wires Down" electric safety commercial for the chance to win between $1,000 and $10,000 to fund a school enrichment project.
The winning video from Spring Garden Elementary was submitted by fourth grade teachers Wendy Maloney and Carolyn Smedick. They received the Music Maestro award trophy and $3,000 for the school’s playground. Elmer Wolfe Elementary School won the Screen Gem award with a video submitted by third grade teacher Sarah Monteau and received a trophy and $1,000 for the Environmental Club.
Watch the Spring Garden video.
Watch the Elmer Wolfe video.
“The kids at Spring Garden Elementary and Elmer Wolfe Elementary did a tremendous job this year with their award-winning videos,” said Rob Biagiotti, Vice President of Electric Distribution for BGE. “We appreciate their enthusiasm and creativity and encourage all schools to take part in the future.”
BGE's Wires Down Video Challenge is geared towards elementary schools in the central Maryland service area. Originally produced in 2000, the Emmy Award-winning BGE "Wires Down" commercial with its "do not, do not, do not touch" melody aims to help raise awareness of electricity hazards, especially among young children. This year, a record number of votes – more than 100,000 – were cast during online voting for the 21 videos that were submitted from across central Maryland.